Thursday, January 28, 2016
Can a football game affect the outcome of an election? What about shark attacks? Or a drought? In a rational world the answer, of course, would be no, but according to historian Rick Shenkman the answer is not as easy as that. In his new book Political Animals: How Our Stone Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics, he argues that our world is anything but rational and draws on science, politics, and history to explore the hidden forces behind our often illogical choices. Rick joins me today on the show to talk all about the book. You can also follow Rick on twitter.
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